Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in postoperative hypoxemic respiratory failure--with a helmet? [editorial]

Robert M Kacmarek
2007 Respiratory care  
For over 15 years the critical care community has been fascinated with the use of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) to manage acute respiratory failure. Indeed, the number of randomized controlled trials of NPPV, from my count, exceeds 50. More randomized controlled trials of NPPV have been conducted than almost any other aspect of respiratory care.
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